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Last reviewed: Thu, 04 Sep 2014

Christchurch City Long Term Plan 2015-25

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The Christchurch City Council’s Long Term Plan that will shape the city over the next 10 years.

The earthquakes left the Council with a potential funding shortfall now estimated at $1.2 billion.

That means making some tough decisions about

      • fixing roads, footpaths and storm water systems
      • repairing or rebuilding damaged community facilities
      • how to meet our share of the costs for Central City Anchor projects such as the New Central Library and Metro Sports Facility.

During the Smart Choices campaign in late 2014 residents could have a say about a range of financial options for balancing the Council budget. That feedback was considered when Councillors came up with a proposed financial strategy for dealing with the budget  shortfall.
In March 2015 the Council will release the Long Term Plan consultation document and will call for submissions on the issues it raises before the Plan is finalised and formally adopted in June 2015.

Click here for more information [PDF]


Christchurch City Three Year Plan (2013-16)

After the earthquakes the Government agreed to delay Christchurch City Council’s Long Term Plan until 2015 until a cost-sharing agreement for the recovery was worked out. Until the 2015-25 Long Term Plan is adopted, the Council will continue operating under the 2013-16 Three Year Plan.

View the media release here.

Click on links to access the Three Year Plan sections.

Three Year Plan 2013-16
Volume 1 of 2

Three Year Plan 2013-16
Volume 2 of 2
Table of Contents & Introduction
Table of Contents
We have listened Assessments of Various Services
Christchurch Recovery and Rebuild Issues and Challenges
Funding Impact Statement and Rating Policies
How We Pay for Services
Financial Policies (includes Development Contributions Policy
Your CouncilReserves and Trust Funds
Community Outcomes
Council Fees and Charges
Development of Māori Capacity to Contribute to Council Decision-Making Processes
Policy on Significance
Financial Strategy
Council Controlled Organisations
Financial Overview
Capital Endowment Fund
Council Activities and Services


 ·Water Supply


 ·Stormwater, Flood Protection/Control Works


 ·Sewerage Collection, Treatment and Disposal


 ·Roads and Footpaths


 ·Regulatory Services


 ·Refuse Minimisation and Disposal


 ·Recreation and Leisure


 ·Parks and Open Spaces


 ·Economic Development


 ·Democracy and Governance


 ·Cultural and Learning Services


 ·Community Support


 ·City Planning and Development


 ·Corporate Activities


Financial Forecasts


Capital Programme


Glossary of Abbreviations


Background - Long Term Council Community Plan 2009-2019

Amendment to LTCCP 2009-19

LTCCP 2009–19

The latest version of the LTCCP is the 2009-19 final version. This was adopted by the Christchurch City Council on 30th June 2009 and has effect from July 2009.

The final version of the LTCCP can be found here.

Contact us

For more information about community outcomes:

Strategy and Planning Group, Monitoring and Research Team
Fax: (03) 941 8337

or contact the Customer Call Centre

Phone:(03) 941 8999 or 0800 800 169 (Banks Peninsula residents only)
Fax: (03) 941 8786


Authorising Unit: Corporate Planning and Performance

Last reviewed: Thursday, 4 September 2014

Next review: Wednesday, 4 March 2015

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